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Here's the age you peak at everything throughout life

Life doesn't come with a road map. But that hasn't stopped scientists from wanting to build one.<p>A range of studies examine how our physical and mental traits, ranging from attractiveness to smarts, change as people rack up birthdays.<p>The best news is that no matter how old you are right now, there's …

Nobel Prize

I Love Dick: the book about relationships everyone should read

The novel I Love Dick was initially published in 1997 to a critically and commercially cold reception. Reviewers seemed to think that it was gossip; beneath contempt: the nasty indictment of a real person, the art critic Dick Hebdige, who’d spurned the advances of its heroine, a woman who, like its …

9 Books You Shouldn't Overlook

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>9 Books You Shouldn't Overlook<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Scientists discover theory-defying black hole 12 billion times the size of the Sun

<b>"An artist's impression of a quasar with a supermassive black hole in the distant universe," from the University of Arizona (Zhaoyu Li/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Misti Mountain Observatory)</b><p>“Current theory is for a limit to how fast a black hole can grow, but this black hole is too large for that theory”<p>Sarah …

Black Holes

The Eiffel Tower now generates its own energy with wind turbines

The Eiffel Tower has gone <i>vert</i>.<p>After going nearly 30 years without a major upgrade, the iconic French tower has undergone a modern-day makeover, …

Renewable Energy

How Microgrids Could Bring Electricity To 1.5 Billion People

<i>This article was originally published in December 2012 on the Energy Realities blog.</i><p>Since most of the world has taken electric lights, air conditioning, ubiquitous power outlets and so on for granted for several generations, it’s easy to forget that more than 1.5 billion people on the planet – …

Netanyahu Invites Arab Diplomats to His Big Speech—and Gets Rejected

In other news, the Israeli national security advisor tells his American interlocutors that he wishes the prime minister's address to Congress weren't taking place.<p><i>Updated on February 25, 2015, 8:45 a.m. EST</i><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is refusing to meet with a group of ardently …

Organic food isn't actually any better for you, and it's way more expensive

Researchers look at over 200 studies of the health benefits behind organic food, and find that there aren't really any.<p>A common mantra of the organic …

ArchiBlox Designs World's First Prefabricated Carbon Positive House

Australian company ArchiBlox has released its design for the world’s first carbon positive prefabricated house. Representing a new movement in …

Human DNA makes mice grow bigger brains

If most of our genes are the same as those of chimpanzees, how’d we humans evolve such big brains?<p>New research shows it’s possible to pick out key …

Photographer Reveals The Truth About Men Who Own Cats

There’s a certain stigma attached to cat ownership, and for some reason our feline friends have become categorized as a pet primarily kept by …

New EPIC camera to photograph Earth in a way it has never been before

By on February 24, 2015 at 2:34 pm<p>Earth will soon be photographed in a way it never has been before. Onboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory …

UCLA physicists offer a solution to the puzzle of the origin of matter in the universe

Courtesy of Alexander Kusenko<p>Alexander Kusenko<p>Most of the laws of nature treat particles and antiparticles equally, but stars and planets are made of …

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

From Design to Street Art, 5 Looks Inside Great Creators' Notebooks

<i>A round-up of intimate drawings from Meriwether Lewis, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and other bright minds</i><p>The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn't it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and …

Why Weed Gives You The Munchies, Explained By Neuroscience

Getting high tends to make the prospect of a late-night snack (or a second dinner) suddenly very appealing. But why?<p>According to neuroscientists at Yale School of Medicine, marijuana seems to highjack neurons in the brain that are normally geared toward suppressing appetite.<p>In a study on mice, the …